Trucking Companies and CDL Information in Oregon

The state of Oregon, in the Pacific Northwest, is gaining popularity with its thriving culinary and cultural scenes, and its high quality of life. Lots of green space, outdoor recreation, arts, and entertainment activities are available.

A population that’s spread out appeals to many people who don’t want to get caught up in all the hustle, bustle and stress of big city life. There are only 42 people per square mile in Oregon. Even the largest city is just over half a million.

The highest point in the state is Mount Hood, with its perpetually snowy peak that rises to 11,249 feet above sea level. Eleven glaciers crown the crest creating an impressive sight that can be seen for miles. Surrounding Oregon are the states of: Washington, California, Idaho, and Nevada.

If you live in one of the five largest cities, start your job search here:

  1. Portland: 583,776
  2. Eugene: 156,185
  3. Salem: 154,637
  4. Gresham: 105,594
  5. Hillsboro: 91,611

Trucking jobs are plentiful here thanks to booming businesses including: forestry, nursery products, agriculture, and food processing.

Oregon Trucking Salary Information and Job Growth

If you live in a smaller town, you still may have plenty of options. Check with the trucking association in your state for some great job search ideas. The projected increase in trucking jobs between 2014 and 2024 is 6% for the U.S. but in Oregon the increase is expected to be double at 12% (SOURCE).

When it comes to salaries, don your shades ‘cuz the job market looks very bright. The average yearly salary for a trucker in the U.S. is $41,340 and in Oregon it’s $43,920. Even the median salary for Oregon comes in very close to the average, which is highly unusual $43,210.

When you look at individual cities you can determine the differences in salary.

  • Corvallis: $52,680
  • Bend: $47,490
  • Portland: $44,510
  • Medford: $42,600
  • Eugene: $42,420

Also, be sure to factor in your years of experience as well as any endorsements you have on your license as this can affect your salary as well.

CDL License Requirements in Oregon

You must have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) before you can operate:

  • Any single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) or actual gross vehicle weight, whichever is greater, over 26,000 pounds;
  • A trailer, or multiple trailers, with a total GVWR or actual gross vehicle weight of more than 10,000 pounds when the GVWR or actual gross combination weight, whichever is greater, of all vehicles combined is more than 26,000 pounds;
  • A vehicle that transports 16 or more passengers (including the driver); or
  • Any size vehicle that is used in the transportation of material that requires hazardous materials placards or any amount of a material listed as a select agent or toxin in 42 CFR, Part 73.

When applying for a commercial driver’s license or commercial learner’s permit, you must certify the type of driving you intend to do:

  • Non-excepted Interstate: Class A, B, C trucks. Needs a current medical examiner’s certificate (49 CFR 391.45)
  • Excepted Interstate: School bus, ambulance, fire truck, etc. No medical examiner’s certificate necessary
  • Non-excepted Intrastate: You operate in non-excepted intrastate commerce when you drive a commercial motor vehicle only in intrastate commerce and are required to meet your state’s medical certification requirements.

Most commercial drivers operating in interstate commerce are non-excepted interstate commerce drivers. If you operate in both excepted interstate commerce and non-excepted interstate commerce, you must choose non-excepted interstate commerce.

The same goes for intrastate drivers. If you operate in both excepted and non-excepted, you must choose non-excepted intrastate commerce (SOURCE).

Oregon CDL Test Qualifications and Knowledge Test Details

The type of driving you will perform, and self-certify to, determines the qualifications you need to get your commercial driver’s license. If you self-certify an intrastate or excepted interstate driving type, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Have or meet the qualifications for an Oregon Driver’s license and have at least one year of driving experience.
  • Show proof of your full legal name and identity, legal presence in the U.S. if you’re not a citizen, your date of birth and proof of your residence address.
  • Provide your Social Security Number;
  • Complete requirements for any endorsements you will need;
  • Pass a vision screening;
  • Submit a copy of a valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate and, when required, a State medical waiver
  • Have a valid commercial learner’s permit (CLP) for at least two weeks before you take the Commercial Skills Test
  • Pass the Skills Test
  • Pay fees for tests, endorsements, license, and any others that apply.
  • Not be suspended or disqualified from holding a commercial driver license in any state

If you certify non-excepted interstate, you need to meet the following qualifications, in addition to those above: 1) Be 21 years of age; and 2) Submit a copy of a valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate.

Commercial Knowledge Test Information (SOURCE):

  • General Knowledge Test is required for CLP applicants.
  • Air Brakes Test is required to drive vehicles with air brakes.
  • Combination Vehicles Test is necessary to drive Class A combination vehicles.
  • Hazardous Materials Endorsement Test must be passed in order to haul hazardous materials or waste in amounts that require placards. You must take this test each time you renew.
  • Passenger Endorsement Test is needed if you will be driving transport vehicles designed to carry 16 persons or more, including you, the driver.
  • Tank Endorsement Test is required to haul liquids or gas in bulk.
  • Doubles/Triples Endorsement Test is required to pull double or triple trailers.
  • School Bus Endorsement Test is required if you transport students from home to school, from school to home, or to and from school-sponsored events.

Oregon Trucking Related News

Oregon State University studied the cost of not having enough safe places for commercial truck drivers to park and rest along Highway 97 in central Oregon. They reported, “Over a seven-year period on one 290-mile stretch of highway alone [U.S. Highway 97], at-fault truck crashes resulted in approximately $75 million of “crash harm.”

“Jason’s Law” allocates federal funding to truck parking and was a contributing factor to the study. “Jason’s Law is named for truck driver Jason Rivenburg, who was robbed and fatally shot in South Carolina in 2009 after pulling off to rest at an abandoned gas station.”

The law requires drivers to park and rest after 11 hours of driving. They must rest for at least 10 hours before they can drive again. This is for the truck driver’s safety as well as any other drivers out on the road.

Commercial drivers are often unable to find safe and adequate parking to meet these regulations. Therefore, the solution to driver fatigue is to invest in more parking areas for truck drivers to rest.

The financial cost to repair roadways and other damages caused by large truck crashes is higher than the cost to provide drivers with more parking spaces. Oregon State University’s study highlights the complete lack of sufficient parking, and sufficient safe parking, in hopes that the results will bring about more efforts to correct this life-threatening problem (SOURCE).

1 ELITE MOVING SERVICES

Listed in
(503) 453-9442

1200 HAWTHORNE LOOP, 97132
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2093050

1-A CONSTRUCTION & FIRE LLP

Listed in
(541) 567-5730

31156 FOLLETT LANE, 97838
Interstate
1040821

10-10 EXPRESS TOW

Listed in
(541) 469-1010

17496 CARPENTERVILLE ROAD, 97415
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1881242

15706

Listed in
(503) 631-7433

20269 SOUTH SPRINGWATTER ROAD, 97023
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2077129

1966

Listed in
(541) 517-3755

15681 S FOSTER CREEK LANE, 97045
Interstate
2590076

1974

Listed in
(503) 302-8154

514 NW CRATER PL, 97385
Interstate
2723847

1ST NICKEL TRUCKING

Listed in
(541) 536-0711

14730 LICHEN WAY, 97739
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1861357

2 BE INDUSTRIES

Listed in
(541) 258-8809

34500 BOND ROAD, 97355
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1275252

2 BROTHERS MOVING & DELIVERY

Listed in
(503) 516-4944

3571 NW YEON AVE, 97210
Interstate
1868631

2 LOVELLS TRUCKING

Listed in
(541) 420-9037

1194 38TH AVE, 97386
Interstate
2199366

2014

Listed in
(541) 326-1711

3633 CEDAR LINKS DRIVE, 97504
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2723535

24 CARROT PRODUCE COMPANY

Listed in
(541) 388-9887

840 SE WOODLAND BLVD SUITE 155, 97701
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1759208

3 B EXCAVATION LLC

Listed in
(503) 362-1733

2274 JUDSON ST SE, 97302
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1762846

3 B FORESTRY

Listed in
(541) 770-5210

527 PUTNAM ST, 97501
Interstate
1634685

3 BOYS TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(503) 975-2539

16755 SE MARKET, 97233
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1611942

3 CM STONE

Listed in
(503) 626-5150

10850 SW LEVETON DR, 97062
Interstate
2278385

3 D TENDER

Listed in
(541) 534-2020

65869 IMBLER RD, 97841
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1110565

3 FLAGS TRANSPORTATION INC

Listed in
(503) 375-6124

396 BENJI CT NE, 97301
Interstate
1825855

3 FLAGS TRUCKING

Listed in
(503) 953-2281

3695 COOLEY DR NE, 97305
Interstate
2384562

3 GENERATIONS TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(541) 571-9733

30859 KLAUS ROAD, 97838
Interstate
2456722

3 J CATTLE COMPANY

Listed in
(541) 573-1853

32872 AIRPORT LN, 97720
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2364237

3 MILE SAND & GRAVEL CO LLC

Listed in
(541) 381-2225

45751 WESTSIDE RD, 97626
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2011919

32 RANCH LLC

Listed in
(541) 877-2219

36740 VANDECAR RD, 97905
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2587991

35 TOW

Listed in
(541) 420-4677

51465 HINKIE WAY, 97739
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1200845

3A TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(503) 319-9955

37803 SE COUPLAND RD, 97023
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2273650

3H FORESTRY & LAND MANAGEMENT LLC

Listed in
(541) 572-3483

54270 OLD HWY 42, 97458
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2033382

3MC RANCH HAY SALES LLC

Listed in
(154) 154-5160

21330 HWY 140 E, 97625
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2131572

3R’S CONCRETE INC

Listed in
(503) 662-4720

19515 NE DEACH RD, 97148
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2397498

3S TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(541) 447-5188

7334 NW EDWARDS RD, 97754
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1359676

3W FARMING

Listed in
(541) 457-2052

43229 HOLDMAN RD, 97835
Interstate
2357305

4 B FARMS INC

Listed in
(503) 845-2485

15234 BUTSCH LANE NE, 97362
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2295202

4 DEES LOG TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(360) 216-9551

92858 DONALD MARSHALL ROAD, 97103
Interstate
2548607

4 LEE’S EXCAVATION

Listed in
(541) 823-8068

515 NOBLE ROAD, 97914
Interstate
1601057

4 OAKS FARMS LLC

Listed in
(503) 951-3456

11825 S BARNARDS RD, 97038
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2510514

4 QUEEN’S TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(503) 543-2109

52781 NE 2ND STREET, 97056
Interstate
1606203

4 R’S ASSOCIATES LLC

Listed in
(541) 815-7830

5577 SHAD RD, 97760
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2627857

4 STAR MEAT CO INC

Listed in
(541) 689-1350

90362 PRAIRIE RD, 97402
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1783452

4-A RANCH

Listed in
(541) 437-1030

70775 MIDDLE RD, 97827
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1513032

4-J TRANSPORTATION LLC

Listed in
(541) 688-1207

24423 VAUGHN RD, 97487
Interstate
2521277

44 CATTLE COMPANY

Listed in
(541) 910-6001

36288 CARNAHAN LN, 97870
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2333700

44 CATTLE COMPANY

Listed in
(541) 910-6001

36288 CARNAHAN LN, 97870
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2333700

48 EXPRESS

Listed in
(503) 999-8593

12245 SE MILL CT, 97233
Interstate
2359858

48 STATES NEW DISTRIBUTING COMPANY

Listed in
(541) 476-7827

1701 NEBRASKA AVE, 97527
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1140594

4C RANCHES INC

Listed in
(541) 422-7245

67405 CARLSON LN, 97843
Interstate
2361509

4CS ENVIRONMENTAL INC

Listed in
(503) 606-3020

1590 SE UGLOW AVE, 97338
Interstate
1610626

4K RANCH INC

Listed in
(503) 266-3103

6840 S ANDERSON RD, 97002
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1798028

4M FARMS

Listed in
(541) 442-5517

96869 HERIN LANE, 97065
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2497577

4OBERT L 8TEVENSON 7RUCKING

Listed in
(541) 832-2884

1484 MT REUBEN RD, 97442-9714
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1298457

4STAR EXPRESS INC

Listed in
(971) 222-9641

4735 SW LURADEL ST #34, 97219
Interstate
2387208

5 L PROPERTIES LLC

Listed in
(541) 929-3285

22518 HARRIS RD, 97370
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1793293

5 OAKS RANCH LLC

Listed in
(503) 559-7434

15693 OLD MEHEMA RD SE, 97383
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1385080

5 STAR HAULING LLC

Listed in
(503) 329-2378

1907 SE 139TH AVE, 97233
Interstate
2497414

5-C LOGGING

Listed in
(503) 842-3866

6785 SOUTH PRAIRIE RD, 97141
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1325949

5-R EXCAVATION LLC

Listed in
(541) 251-3720

96471 CAPE FERRELO RD, 97415
Interstate
1099947

5-R EXCAVATION LLC

Listed in
(541) 251-3720

96471 CAPE FERRELO RD, 97415
Interstate
1099947

50 50 RANCH

Listed in
(503) 838-0745

11505 PEDEE CREEK RD, 97361
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2370705

51 LIVESTOCK

Listed in
(541) 673-3604

2773 SUNSHINE RD, 97470
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2351961

51 LIVESTOCK

Listed in
(541) 673-3604

2773 SUNSHINE RD, 97470
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2351961

52ND AVE HARDWARE AND BUILDING SUPPLY INC

Listed in
(503) 771-8728

7100 SE 52ND AVE, 97206-8382
Interstate
1900984

5419295085

Listed in
(541) 929-5085

14195 WILDWOOD RD, 97370
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2403224

6 HEARTS RANCH

Listed in
(503) 551-1930

1874 HIBBARD RD NE, 97381
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2590771

6-4 CATTLE & HAY

Listed in
(503) 868-7265

22205 WALLACE RD NW, 97304
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2382381

7 L RANCH

Listed in
(541) 576-2217

76632 BEAR FLAT RD, 97638
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2554562

7 M RANCH

Listed in
(541) 980-0376

56531 JUNIPER FLAT RD, 97037
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2345702

7 M RANCH

Listed in
(541) 980-0376

56531 JUNIPER FLAT RD, 97037
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2345702

7 PEAKS PAVING LLC

Listed in
(541) 550-5989

127 SE 5TH ST, 97702
Intrastate Hazmat
2137209

7 TRAILS TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(208) 405-9665

575 NW 34TH, 97914
Interstate
2566082

70 RANCH INC

Listed in
(541) 947-4703

22013 THOMAS CREEK RD, 97630
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2386291

9 PEAKS RANCH

Listed in
(541) 923-3284

67910 DERRICK CAVE RD, 97735
Interstate
1548207

9-84 TOW

Listed in
(503) 984-8424

14124 SE MITCHELL STREET, 97230
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1668975

94-3G RANCHES

Listed in
(541) 314-2844

42534 CIRCLE RD, 97868
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2509609

A & A AUTO WRECKERS INC

Listed in
(541) 689-6115

92027 GREENHILL RD, 97448
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2574195

A & A JIDA LLC

Listed in
(503) 678-1060

20580 MAIN ST, 97137
Interstate
2559300

A & A JIDA LLC

Listed in
(503) 678-1060

20580 MAIN ST, 97137
Interstate
2559300

A & A PUMP SALES LLC

Listed in
(541) 296-1886

4660 CHERRY HTS RD, 97058
Interstate
2446781

A & A PUMP SALES LLC

Listed in
(541) 296-1886

4660 CHERRY HTS RD, 97058
Interstate
2446781

A & B TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(971) 270-8249

2800 SE 1ST STREET #11, 97080
Interstate
2342289

A & B TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(971) 270-8249

2800 SE 1ST STREET #11, 97080
Interstate
2342289

A & E TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(503) 758-5252

3247 LINNFIELD AVE, 97071
Interstate
2503166

A & L TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(971) 404-8745

3841 SE 150TH AVE, 97236
Interstate
1351450

A & M AUTO WHOLESALE

Listed in
(503) 842-1501

3740 HWY 101 N, 97141
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2473648

A & R S TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(503) 678-2200

12000 CHANTAL ST NE, 97020
Interstate
1551457

A & R SPADA FARMS LLC

Listed in
(503) 633-2941

7251 ST PAUL HWY NE, 97137
Interstate
253083

A & R TREE SERVICE INC

Listed in
(503) 434-2989

18383 AMITY VINEYARD RD, 97101
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1940196

A 1 AQUADUCT

Listed in
(541) 432-4008

83863 OLLKOT LANE, 97846
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1109515

A 2 Z ENGINES AND FALLERS

Listed in
(541) 379-3104

70514 WILD ROSE LANE, 97801
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1117633

A 5 STAR DELIVERY

Listed in
(503) 619-7001

20797 SW MABLE ST, 97006
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2398888

A A A HOMES & INTERIORS

Listed in
(541) 942-0590

522 E MAIN ST, 97424
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1310922

A AFFORDABLE ROYAL FLUSH

Listed in
(541) 830-0614

3375 DODGE ROAD, 97503
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2256037

A ALLEN SKINNER LIVESTOCK TRANSPORTATION

Listed in
(541) 891-7952

22500 CAMPBELL ROAD, 97622
Interstate
1201572

A AND E EXCAVATION LLC

Listed in
(541) 890-5109

1075 SHAYLA, 97502
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1140209

A AND J BUILDERS AND MAINTENANCE INC

Listed in
(541) 928-1289

2210 FERRY STREET SW, 97322
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1172932

A B CONCRETE PUMPING LLC

Listed in
(541) 549-6131

69276 BIG VIEW DR, 97759-3206
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1413440

A B EXPRESS

Listed in
(503) 775-1015

5506 SE LIXINGTON, 97206
Interstate
1073865

A BAUMAN & SONS LLC

Listed in
(541) 459-4226

607 OAK STREET, 97462
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2167127

A BEST APPLIANCE

Listed in
(150) 364-0578

127 SE BASELINE, 97123
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1143563

A C E TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(503) 634-2392

10692 WAGON RD NE, 97362
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1752185

A C TREE SERVICE INC

Listed in
(503) 569-0945

3095 FISHER RD NE, 97305
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1923602

A COMSTOCK LOAD

Listed in
4321 MARCUN LN, 97402
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1009432

A CUT ABOVE CONCRETE CUTTING LLC

Listed in
(503) 547-8806

5070 NW 235TH AVE SUITE 118, 97124
Interstate
2257601